Senior Parent Night - Brophy College Preparatory

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Senior Parent Night
August 27, 2014
Counseling Department
Mr. Oscar Borboa
Mrs. Mary Novak
Mrs. Karen
Student Assistance
Ms. Katie Cardinali
Department Chair
Mr. Tom Succow
Mr. Gil Martinez
Ms. Kalli Vaughan
Crazy U
In-State University Information
In-State Universities
Rolling admissions
 No teacher recommendations
 Apply directly on websites
 U of A: Comprehensive review
 NAU and ASU offer automatic admission if:
– Core ABOR GPA of 3.0 +
– 22 ACT or 1040 M/CR SAT
Barrett, The Honors College
Separate Application, live online 9/3
o Priority Deadline is November 15
o Regular Deadline February 15
o 3.854 unweighted ABOR GPA (rigor considered)
o 1300 SAT Math/Critical Reading, 29 ACT
UA Honors College
Application is within the UA App
o 3.86 GPA
o 1349 SAT/ACT
o 9-12 Honors/AP courses
Freshman Review
NAU Honors Program
Apply online after admission
o 3.78 GPA
o 1212 Math/Critical Reading, 27 ACT
Selective/Highly Selective
Early Decision
 Restrictive Early Action
 Early Action (EA I, EA II)
 Regular Decision
 Rolling
*ASU VIP, U of A Wildcat Promise I and II
The Common Application
The Common Application enables students to
apply to multiple schools using one application
form, often with school-specific supplements
Creating a College List
Factors to consider:
Academic programs
Campus Culture
Scholarship/Financial Aid
Does it fit?
Your list should include a maximum of eight schools
consisting of:
 Reach Schools
 Target Schools
 Likely Schools
Colleges want to see…
Excellence – Not Perfection
 Potential to succeed academically
 Unique contribution to the college
 The person behind the grades and scores
 Depth and breadth of involvement
Admission is not based on a meritocracy
Pieces of the Puzzle
Rigor of Curriculum
 Grades (GPA)
 SAT and/or ACT scores
– Subject Tests and AP
 Extracurricular Record
 Essay
 Teacher Evaluation
 Counselor Evaluation
 Interviews
Scholarships and
Financial Aid
Financial Aid
Financial Aid Night: November 10
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) goes online January 1
College Scholarship Service PROFILE goes
online October 1
Scholarship Resources
Institutional Scholarships:
– Visit each university’s website to educate yourself
Private Scholarships
Announcements in Naviance, e-mail, E-news
 Beware of Fraud
AZ Specific Scholarships
Arizona Community Foundation
 Phoenix Suns Charities
 Flinn Foundation Scholarship
– Informational Meeting 9/3 during lunch
Dorrance Scholarship
– Informational Meeting next quarter
Right Now
 Complete/Update College Questionnaire
 Register for October standardized tests
 Request Teacher Recommendations
 Create account at
 Maximize use of Naviance
 Complete Parent Brag Sheet
 Explore Naviance
Your Handout is Important!
Brophy has specific policies for:
 Requesting a transcript
 Signing up for college visits at Brophy
 Requesting a teacher recommendation
 College Interviews
 2014-2015 Timeline
The handout is important!
Final Announcements
Fashion Show Applications
– Sent to BCP e-mail on Monday, due 9/5
Senior Parent Coffee Chat
September 23,7:45 AM, Harper Great Hall
October: Wednesday Application Workshops
 October 6: NCAA Workshop, 6 PM in the SAC
Seniors : Now is the time to focus.
Check your e-mail daily.
Upcoming Rotations
– 8:00
State School Info Night
Tonight, after our meeting!
Arizona State University:
– Barrett, The Honors College:
University of Arizona:
– U of A Honors College:
Great Hall NW
Info Commons
Great Hall NE
Northern Arizona University: SAC
 Grand Canyon University:
Choose 3 sessions to attend: divide and conquer!